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La Vélodyssée: A 1200 km long cycle route along the Atlantic coast

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Redon > Nantes

[ Cycle routes La Vélodyssée, the Atlantic cycling route ]
  • 103.8 km

After the Oust Valley and the Redon river port, each a ‘Grand Site Naturel’, La Vélodyssée follows the Loire-Atlantique down the length of the Nantes-Brest canal - passing locks, marshes, forests and picturesque ports to eventually rejoin the untamed River Erdre. On the banks of the Loire we discover Nantes… bustling and rich in culture.

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The 4 stages of the section « Redon > Nantes »

  • Redon / Guenrouët

    Redon / Guenrouët [22.6 km]

    Staying close to the Brière and the confluence of the Isac and the Vilaine, this stage of La Vélodyssée follows the river at water level. Keep your ears and eyes open for the host of different animal species which populate the surrounding marshes.

    Difficulty: Family view the detail
  • Guenrouët / Blain

    Guenrouët / Blain [22.5 km]

    A magnificent section of La Vélodyssée which alternately twists and turns, with hedgerows, hillsides and copses to each side - sometimes even little pine forests - before reaching Barel Lock. Following cycle paths right to the heart of Blain.

    Difficulty: Family view the detail
  • Blain / Nort-sur-Erdre

    Blain / Nort-sur-Erdre [23.6 km]

    This is the last, very easy going and enjoyable stage of La Vélodyssée along the Nantes to Brest canal. The Bout-de-Bois Pond or the Chevallerais woods make two very timely stops for weary cyclists.

    Difficulty: Family view the detail
  • Nort-sur-Erdre / Nantes

    Nort-sur-Erdre / Nantes [35.1 km]

    Quiheix’s second lock marks the end of the Nantes to Brest canal towpath. Gradually you return to the hustle and bustle of urban life during this stage of La Vélodyssée, alternating rural routes with sections of the greenway and the charming Sucé-sur-Erdre crossing - a very comfortable stopping point.

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail